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What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

What are the symptoms of a reaction to hepatitis a vaccine?

See below:: Side effects include: pain/redness/swelling at the injection site, fever, tiredness, headache, nausea, and loss of appetite.Remember that your doctors recommend this vaccine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Reaction to hepatitis A vaccine?

What is the definition or description of: Reaction to hepatitis A vaccine?

Hep A vaccine: This is one of thee safest vaccines we have. Sometimes there could be a localized reaction at the site, such as pain, redness or a little swelling. Rarely, there could be something more systemic such as fevers or malaise. Overall though, the safety is excellent. ...Read more

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Reactions to hepatitis a vaccine common?

Reactions to hepatitis a vaccine common?

No: Hepatitis a vaccine rarely causes any reactions. It is a killed vaccine so there is no active disease with it.

Hepatitis a is one of the most vaccine- preventable viruses. ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis a vaccine safe?

Is the hepatitis a vaccine safe?

Yes, very safe: The hepatitis a vaccine is very safe and very effective. It is one of the newer vaccines, and is not a live-virus vaccine. Millions of children and adults have gotten the vaccine without problems. ...Read more

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Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

Is the hepatitis a vaccine effective?

HAV vaccine: Hep a vaccine is able to provide protection after 2 weeks of administration and is effective upto 94-100%. ...Read more

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How is the hepatitis a vaccine given?

How is the hepatitis a vaccine given?

2 or 3 shot series: Hepatitis a vaccines come in 2-shot and 3-shot series. Sometimes, hepa and hepb vaccines are combined in the same shot. ...Read more

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Is it crucial my teenage son have the hepatitis a vaccine?

Is it crucial my teenage son have the hepatitis a vaccine?

Depends: Depends where you live. In texas it is a required vaccine if you want to attend school as there are more cases of hepatitis a as compared to some other states. ...Read more

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Who should not receive the hepatitis a vaccine?

Very few exceptions: People who are allergic to any part of the hepatitis a vaccine, and children under age 1 year, should not get the hepatitis a vaccine. For children 12-18 months, parents can ask their doctors about when to get the vaccine. People with vaccine allergies or other allergies can discuss the issue with their primary care doctors, to see if they should or should not get the vaccine. ...Read more

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After hepatitis a vaccine, I have pains in body?

After hepatitis a vaccine, I have pains in body?

Side effect: One of the side effect of hepatitis a vaccine is myalgia. Which means muscle pain. It is usually transient. ...Read more

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Why is the hepatitis a vaccine recommended before traveling?

Why is the hepatitis a vaccine recommended before traveling?

Disease likely: Hepatits A is more common in many parts of the globe. When traveling you will want to check with your doctor about hepatitis A vaccination. If possible, plan for vaccination 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Hepatitis A is spread by poor hand washing, food and water. Adults suffer more than children from the illness. Hepatitis A is now a routine vaccine in childhood in the USA. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hepatitis a vaccine?

What is the definition or description of: hepatitis a vaccine?

Prevent disease: An immunization to help prevent hepatitis a disease by helping the body's immune system to recognize and fight the infecction. ...Read more

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Need some help getting the hepatitis a vaccine?

Need some help getting the hepatitis a vaccine?

Hepatitis Vaccine: You can get hepatitis vaccine from your doctors office or a health clinic
most insurance covers it. ...Read more

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Who should get the hepatitis a vaccine before traveling?

Adults & Children: Hepatitis a is more common in many parts of the world. Healthy adults and children should be protected prior to travel. Pregnant women who cannot delay their travel plans need vaccination too since they are at high risk of a complication due to hepatitis a illness. People with underlying immune problems should check with their doctor prior to vaccination or international travel. ...Read more

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Do I need to get a hepatitis a vaccine before traveling to asia?

Do I need to get a hepatitis a vaccine before traveling to asia?

Should get one: Hepatitis a is endemic (routinely found) in asia. Transmitted by bad food, water-fecal/oral route. Can cause jaundice, fatigue; 1% mortality rate from acute liver failure; does not cause chronic liver disease. Vaccine takes 2 weeks to kick in; 2 shots for long-term immunity; 1st shot will get you through the trip. Worth doing it. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get a form for a hepatitis a vaccine?

Wanted to know where can I get a form for a hepatitis a vaccine?

Hepatitis A: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/contacts-state. Html

http://www. Cdc. Gov/hepatitis/a/afaq. Htm. ...Read more

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What would happen if you take hepatitis a vaccine twice by accident?

No problem: The standard sequence is two doses over several months but if one received two doses in a short period of time, it is likely that there would be no issues. ...Read more

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Will the hepatitis a vaccine protect someone from other forms of hepatitis?

Will the hepatitis a vaccine protect someone from other forms of hepatitis?

No: The hepatitis a vaccine is given as a series of 2 injections over 6 months. Once it is given, a lab test can be performed to establish if it was successful. Once the blood test shows the presence of hepatitis a antibody in your blood you are immune from contracting hepatitis a only. There is also a vaccine available for hepatitis b but there is no vaccine available for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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I'm leaving for my trip in a few days. Can I still get the hepatitis a vaccine?

Yes: Yes, you can and should, it just may not be as effective. This is especially true if this would be your first dose as hepatitis a vaccine is a 2 dose series meant to be spaced apart by 6 months. Get an appt asap and get this squared away. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you take hepatitis a vaccine twice by accident?

U boost immunity: The vaccine is a simple one with no significant problems if taken more than the recommended schedule. It is generally given as a series of 2 doses at least 6 months apart. If you get another later on it would likely just boost your antibody level to hep a. ...Read more

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Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?

Vaccine shots; what are the consequences if you get your hepatitis a vaccine but don't get hepatitis b shot?

Immunity only Hep A: If you had 2 shot series for hepatitis a you are immune from that viral illness for life. There is a combination hep a/hep b vaccine but it sounds like you were not offered that choice & were started on hep a vaccine alone. Talk to your provider about adding hep b vaccine series now as a series of three doses. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?

Is it harmful to have an extra dose of hepatitis a vaccine or to repeat the entire hepatitis a vaccine series?

No: No, whle not fda approved for that and it should not be used in that fashion, this should not be harmful in any way. ...Read more

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I had a hepatitis A vaccine six days ago and have been feeling nauseous since the day after the vaccine. Is this normal? How long should it last?

I had a hepatitis A vaccine six days ago and have been feeling nauseous since the day after the vaccine. Is this normal? How long should it last?

Should resolve: Side effects of the hepatitis A vaccine usually are mild. Soreness at the site of injection is common. Less commonly, recipients may complain of headache or fatigue, some nausea and abdominal discomfort. This should not last more than week. If it does, see your MD for assessment. Remember that hepatitis A vaccine is two shots, spaced 6 months apart. You may or may not have similar symptoms ...Read more

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Is it safe to get hepatitis a vaccine if I am immunocompromised?

Depends: There are different hep a vaccines and some have different contraindications. Depending on your degree of immunocompromise, the vaccine may still be safe but also may be less effective. ...Read more

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What should be done if the last dose of hepatitis a vaccine is delayed?

Finish when u can: Ther is no maximum interval between the required two doses. So simply get the second dose whenever you are able. You do not need to restart the series. ...Read more

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Why is my son so fussy after his hepatitis a vaccine it's been 3 days since he had the vaccine. His fever has went down but he still cryin & no eating?

Other source for fev: There is another cause for your childs fussiness and fever. Hepatitis a vaccine is relatively benign, in that it is not known to cause fever or fussiness. Have him examined to find the source of the fever. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

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Hepatitis A Vaccine (Definition)

An immunization to help prevent hepatitis a disease by helping the body's immune system to recognize ...Read more